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Roman terracotta Bust of Isis-Aphrodite, 100 AD

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Roman terracotta Bust of Isis-Aphrodite, 100 AD
This terracotta bust of Isis-Aphrodite was created during the Roman period, 100 B.C. to 100 A.D Isis is the Egyptian Goddess who conquered Rome

Sensuously modeled and delicately detailed terracotta bust represents Aphrodite-Isis, a goddess combining attributes of the Egyptian goddesses Isis and Hathor and the Greek goddess Aphrodite. She wears elaborate accessories, including an exaggerated calathos (the crown of Egyptian Greco-Roman deities) emblazoned with the sun disk and horns of Isis. Her long corkscrew curls are arranged in the semblance of a traditional Egyptian hairstyle. Isis,
The goddess Isis is one of the few Egyptian deities whose cult expanded well beyond Egypt. During the Greco-Roman period, several other goddesses such as Aphrodite and Astarte became identified with her, but her cult in Rome was initially rejected. Yet it became so prominent in popular worship that by the fourth century Isis was integrated into the new religion of the Roman Empire.

Dimensions: Height: 22.5 cm Width: 10 cm

Condition: ancient hairline cracks and age weathering as shown in the pictures, untouched as found, not repaired and not restored

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